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M’sian may be in hotel hit by attacks in Mumbai

KUALA LUMPUR, 28 Nov 2008: A Malaysian national, who was in Mumbai on business, is believed trapped in the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the hotels in the vicinity of the bombing incidents by terrorists in India.

The Malaysian Consul in Mumbai, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, when contacted by Bernama yesterday said the consulate was still making efforts to obtain the latest information on the Malaysian national.

However, he said, no report had been received about any Malaysian being killed in the incidents so far.

At least 80 people, including a foreign tourist and four senior police officers, were killed while more than 250 were injured in the serial bombing incidents.

There were shootings and bombing incidents near the Taj International Hotel and the Trident (formerly Oberoi Hotel) where hostages were taken and about 2,000 guests and hotel employees were stranded.

Among the terrorists’ targets were the busiest railway station in the city, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal, formerly the Victoria Terminal, a world heritage site.

Wan Zaidi said he was made to understand that the hostage situation at the hotels involved had yet to be resolved. — Bernama

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